This section provides help on the more advanced features of theHSC Forums to enable efficient and effective use of a forum. It includes instructions on how to:
You can Filter the messages to be displayed by selecting criteria from the drop down boxes and radio buttons (including keywords typed in the filter box) along the top of the Forum and then press Go. This temporarily restricts the messages displayed based on the selected criteria. If you are threading (see Thread – Basic Features) the messages, only the threads where the first message meets the filter criteria are displayed. Otherwise, all matching messages are shown.
From the Filter: menu select the criteria:
The next time you visit the forum your messages will be filtered based
on the last filter criteria selected.
Default: The original filter criteria is:
Show, all, messages with Subject, that contains anything
View All messages of the Forum shows the complete detail of each message including the message text. You can use filter options (see Filter) to restrict messages displayed. Using View All does not allow you to Reply to a message, however you are able to view Attachments. Your sort options are carried through to View All.
WARNING: Viewing all of the messages and their content at once can take a long time to deliver depending on whether the messages are filtered and how many messages the Forum contains. The intent is for printing – offline, etc.
To View All messages showing complete detail:
Use View All to Print messages showing complete detail:
By default, all the forums you have access to will be listed in the drop down box at the bottom left hand side of the page, forums that you have hidden (see Hide Forums) will not show up in this list. This list will include all the current subjects you are enrolled in and any general forums that are available at the time.
Forum from your list:
You may find that your "list of available forums" contains forums that you do not wish to view all the time. You are able to select these forums and hide them from the list. The hiding of a forum does not affect your membership to the forum, nor any email notifications (see Email), etc. In fact the only thing affected is the display of your list of available forums. Hidden forums may be un-hidden at any time.
Hide Forums from your list:
Un-Hide Forums from your list:
Note: You can’t hide the "Technical Help" forum. Top
You are able to get a Summary of statistics for the forums you are currently a member of.
This Summary contains information on:
Summary of the properties of a forum: